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Calendar of Activities


Date
Hours
Activity/Event
Notes
Tues.
2/6
6:00-7:30 p.m.
 
 Plants of the Sonoran Desert: their use in local gardens – Dr. Connie Vadheim **
 
 
Lecture is part of ‘Out of the Wilds & Into Your Garden’ series. 
 
Gardena Mayme Dear Library
1731 W. Gardena Blvd.
Wed. 2/7
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Gardens open to visitors
Come spend the mid-day in our garden – bring your sack lunch if you’d like. Watch the birds & butterflies.  Bring a book, your knitting, your camera, etc.
Sat. 2/10
9:00 a.m.-noon
 
 
Dealing with Dry Winters – Dr. Connie Vadheim will be on hand to answer your questions ** 
 
 
 
Garden open to visitors for entire time.  Talk-walks are at 10:00 and 11:00 a.m.
 
We will have gardening brochures on a number of topics available.
Sun. 2/11
1:00-4:00 p.m.
 
Water and Wetlands
 
Take a walk with Dr. John Thomlinson (CSUDH) and learn about the important role of wetlands and the creatures that call them home.  See tiny wetlands creatures in the microscope.  Fun for the whole family
 
We’ll also have wetland coloring sheets for the kids.  We also have some water-wise gardening brochures.
Sun. 2/18
1:00-4:00 p.m.
 
Talks at 1:00 and 3:00
 
 
 
Medicinal Mints – native mints with medicinal properties.  
 
Learn how to identify, grow and use these wonderful native plants.  Try some mint tea.
 
 
Garden open to visitors for entire time.  Talk-walks are at 1:00 and 3:00 p.m.
Sat.
2/24
1:00-4:00 p.m.
The entire Preserve is open to visitors.
 
Tues.
3/6
6:00-7:30 p.m.
 
Gardening with and for Shade: how shade defines & refines a garden  – Dr. Connie Vadheim **
 
 
Lecture is part of ‘Out of the Wilds & Into Your Garden’ series. 
 
Gardena Mayme Dear Library
1731 W. Gardena Blvd.
Wed. 3/7
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Gardens open to visitors
Come spend the mid-day in our garden – bring your sack lunch if you’d like. Watch the birds & butterflies.  Bring a book, your knitting, your camera, etc.
Sat. 3/10
9:00 a.m.-noon
 
Talk at 10:00 & 11:00
 
 
Soothing SunflowersSunflowers that can be used to sooth achy joints and muscles (and how to prepare & use them) – Dr. Connie Vadheim ** 
 
Garden open to visitors for entire time.  Talk-walks are at 10:00 and 11:00 a.m.
Sun. 3/11
1:00-4:00 p.m.
 
Draw, Paint, Photograph, Write.
 
Bring your camera, pencils & sketchpad, notebook or whatever you use to create.  The Preserve is a wonderful source of inspiration for creative visitors of all sorts.
 
The garden will be open to inspire you.  There will likely be several types of plants in bloom.
Sun. 3/18
1:00-4:00 p.m.
 
 
 
Help with Spring Garden Tasks  
 
The best way to learn how to garden is by doing. Learn how to identify (and deal with) spring weeds, do some spring pruning and other tidying tasks.  We’ll be getting ready for the Theodore Payne Garden Tour and will appreciate the help!
 
 
Garden open to visitors for entire time. 
Sat.
3/24
1:00-4:00 p.m.
The entire Preserve is open to visitors.
 
 
** See the page on Classes & Workshops for more details
 
for other activities at the Gardena Willows Wetland Preserve see: http://www.gardenawillows.org/events.htm







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